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Tasmanian Explorer – 9 Days, 8 Nights

Launceston, Australia

Discover Tasmania from north to south, admiring standout scenery, unique wildlife & intriguing history, on this 9-day adventure that will weave you through must-sees and lesser-known treasures.

Duration9 Days, 8 Nights
Max Group Size
Max Group Size12
Minimum Age
Minimum Age15 years
Fitness Level
Fitness LevelModerate
MealsPartially included
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationLaunceston to Hobart

Tasmanian Explorer – 9 Days, 8 Nights Highlights

  • Get up to $200 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A 9-day Tasmanian adventure that includes the stunning north-west & beautiful south-east
  • 8 nights twin-share comfortable hotel accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 2 dinners
  • Visit the seaside town of Penguin
  • Explore Narawntapu National Park with its stunning plains & abundant wildlife
  • Follow the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail, with lunch at Spreyton Cider Company & a whisky tasting tour at Hellyers Road Distillery
  • Climb Stanley's famous landmark, The Nut
  • Visit The Tarkine, home to the largest temperate rainforest in Australia, as well as the Trowutta Arch, Lake Chisholm Sinkhole, & Edge of the World
  • Pass through the Rocky Cape National Park
  • See Boat Harbour Beach & visit the Table Cape Lighthouse
  • Go hiking in Corinna
  • Visit the famous Cradle Mountain National Park & take a hike along one of the popular tracks
  • Stop to view the Sheffield murals
  • Ferry ride & visit to Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Excursion to the summit of Mt Wellington
  • The chance to explore the world-famous Salamanca Markets
  • A day trip to the Tasman Peninsula, visiting Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Eaglehawk Neck, & Crescent Bay
  • A visit to the Colonial Village in Richmond for a fascinating insight into its history
  • A day trip to the Huon Valley, visiting Willie Smith’s Cider Apple Museum, Wooden Boat Centre, & Geeveston & Hartz Mountains National Park
  • A day trip by ferry to Bruny Island, visiting Truganini Lookout, South Bruny National Park, Cloudy Bay, & Adventure Bay
  • Transport in a private vehicle for the ultimate comfort & flexibility
  • Departs from the meeting point at Mercure Hotel Launceston, 3 Brisbane St, Launceston (meeting location may change, please check your final documents for the confirmed location) 

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What to bring?

Below are some essential items for this trip. Please review the ‘Climate and Seasonal Information’ to ensure you pack appropriately for the weather at the time of year you are travelling.

  • Lightweight clothing. You will need to bring a mixture of lightweight clothing and layers. Long shirts and pants are useful to protect against the harsh Australian sun. Clothes should be easy to wash and dry. Maybe bring a change of smart clothes for dinner in larger cities. Australia is pretty casual, shorts or a skirt and a top, with sandals, is the usual warm-weather wardrobe.
  • Comfortable, closed-in shoes. These will help to protect your feet from cuts and scratches when walking through bush/grasslands and will act as a protective barrier in the rare case of a bite or sting. A pair of sandals or thongs/flip flops are great for the beach.
  • Sun protection – a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, sunglasses.
  • Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please use the water dispensers which are provided on some of the vehicles and at some of the accommodation. 
  • Try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables and use your hotel safe. It’s also a good idea to purchase a money belt or pouch that is easily hidden. 


Regardless of where you travel in Tasmania, you should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather, especially if bushwalking. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.


Due to limited vehicle space and strictly enforced road laws regarding weight limits, your main piece of luggage must be soft-sided and weigh no more than 15kg/33lb. You can also bring a day pack/bag to carry water, a camera, sunscreen, etc when you’re exploring during the day.


The Operator is unable to carry large suitcases, particularly hard/externally framed suitcases as they are difficult to store and can damage equipment and other travellers' belongings.

This trip is new to The Operator's range this year. And while they have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. The Operator likes to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.


This trip is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Please note that it includes several guided walks, allowing you to get among nature. Most are relatively short and easy although there are some more challenging options. However, joining a walk is always up to you. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

While travelling on this trip, you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule, the groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.


Australia eats multi-culturally. Everything from meat pies to ramen, tacos, curries, rice and pasta are part of the national diet. Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for in Australia and most restaurants and cafes will have a good selection of vegetarian meals. Gluten and lactose-free diets are also well catered for.

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